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Alberta Premier Danielle Smith introduces legislation addressing agreements between the federal government and provincial entities in Edmonton on April 10, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

Alberta’s Bill 18: Who gets the most federal research funding? Danielle Smith might be surprised by what the data shows

The ideological war waged by Smith will only endanger high-quality research void of political interference from the government.
Culture and system changes take time and require resources. People seen walking on the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, B.C., in 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

How universities can move beyond a ‘diversity crisis’ mode of equity planning

Universities must not only invest in dedicated senior equity leader roles with specialized knowledge and expertise. They must also ensure these roles are resourced and empowered with authority.
Of the 7.7 million job openings forecast from 2022 to 2031, more than two-thirds are expected to require post-secondary education. (Shutterstock)

How ‘social financing’ could help fund higher education for under-represented students

Canada’s international student cap threatens inclusion in higher education, but social financing — a way for private capital to address social issues — can address this issue.
A growing gap exists between government and university policies or strategic priorities affirming the value of intercultural learning and the experiences of international students. People seen at the Winnipeg airport, June 6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

5 ways to better build community with international students in Canada

Canada’s cap on international students should prompt universities and communities to identify better ways of engaging with international students on campuses and in broader community life.
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Universities Accord: there’s a push to increase Indigenous students and voices in higher education. But we need more detail and funding

The accord calls for meaningful steps to increase the numbers of Indigenous graduates and Indigenous leaders in higher education. In a post-referendum Australia, this is more important than ever.
Today’s undergraduates are plunged into a sea of texts, information and technology they have immense difficulty navigating, and artificial intelligence tools for writing aren’t the solution. (Piqsels)

Writing is a technology that restructures thought — and in an AI age, universities need to teach it more

Undergraduate writing courses are about learning to think, synthesize and judge the credibility of sources — and interact with an audience.

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